>> we got to chitchat about bikes. he let me know he was a mountain biker and as the conversation ended, he started to walk off. he said you should join me in a bike ride sometime. i said, well, you are the boss. you say when and where, and i will be there. he said, okay, friday, 9:00 a.m., be at my ranch. >> and sure enough, he did, and a friendship and a lasting friendship started right there. >> since leaving office, president bush has stayed out of the public eye, choosing instead to devote his time to veterans and friends like chris self. >> seeing chris around president bush never gets old, never gets old. he loves him and loves what he has done for the troops and what he has done for the wounded. he's a wonderful, wonderful, genuine man and it's meant the world to chris to be able to be invited to these things and to be a big part of the w-100. >> it means the world to the president as well. >> it's important to me because i want to stay connected to the veteran community. i'm not going to be a very public person. this is a rare interview for me.